[Sca-cooks] Salt corrosion of pots?

Sayyeda al-Kaslaania samia at idlelion.net
Sun Jan 13 14:21:54 PST 2013

It's just like salts pushing through basement walls. They're physically 
pushing the grains of the pot apart as they move through. The  OP said 
the pot was crusty on the outside. A glazed pot wouldn't let the salts 
through. It's like freezing water in a flower pot. The ice pushes the 
clay apart.

Sayyeda al-Kaslaania

On 1/13/2013 4:11 PM, Galefridus Peregrinus wrote:
> But why would whether the pot was glazed or not have anything to do with it? Glazed or not, earthenware is basically fused silica, which is, as I said, pretty much inert. What is the salt eating into that's making the fired clay crumbly? I'm enough of a chemist to know that SOMETHING odd is going on.
> -- Galefridus

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